Google Teams Up with Rovi on Patent Deal for Fiber TV Service

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Online service Google Fiber was announced just last week by the top online search provider, and it’s availability is still limited to the Kansas City, Missouri market. But that doesn’t mean Google isn’t moving far ahead with plans to make it even more powerful.

On Thursday, digital technology provider Rovi revealed that it had teamed up with Google to provide availability for a “Pay TV Service” on Google Fiber on a multi-year basis via a patent licensing partnership.

“Our agreement with Google continues the growth and relevance of our patent licensing program for not only traditional platforms, but also new media experiences across multiple screens,” commented Rovi EVP Samir Armaly of Worldwide Intellectual Propert & Licensing in a press release.

Google maintains that its internet and TV service is 100 times quicker compared to “today’s average broadband.” The company is currently accepting pre-registrations and the offering places an emphasis on HD.